Friday, 30 October 2009

Really? My Child?

Now that my firstborn is in full time school he frequently comes home with his jumper generously spattered with stickers in recognition of his good works and impeccable behaviour.

Obviously I always feel a smug glow of pride when he comes out adorned with stickers while other parents pick up their kids who aren't so beautifully decorated. (No doubt that'll be me next year picking up Eli, he's just not all that bothered about making people happy like our Thomas).

Of course in school I was always the model of perfect classroom etiquette (when I wasn't idly chatting to my classmates and ignoring the teacher of course) so I think Thomas is just following in my footsteps.

The other day as we were collecting his coat I enquired as to why he'd received a sticker of a dinosaur that said 'excellent-saurus'.

"I had the tidiest pile".

"What?"

"When we got changed for PE and had to leave our clothes tidy my pile was the very tidy one".

(Completely bewildered) "Oh, right!"

"Cos some of those kids just are not good at being tidy".

And that behaviour he did not get from me.

But I'm hoping it's contagious because my house would really benefit from a healthy dose of that.

(On a tangent I just barely got around to removing the 'your pregnancy' widget. Imagine my horror when I just checked it only to find I'd neglected it so long it was telling me I was 7 weeks pregnant all over again! I'd rather fracture my other shoulder than be pregnant all over again).

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8 lovely comments:

Mandy said...

Seems as if our middle children are/will be the same. My firstborn is always trying to please, my middle son is always pushing the limits.

Hope you are doing well with 3! Feel free to offer any advice...our #3 is due next week :)

Barbaloot said...

Wish I could've gotten rewards for having a tidy pile. Wonder what your third will be like:)

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Wish they gave awards for tidy piles here ;)
And here I thought you were pregnant again....

Claire said...

Hmmf. I had a tidy pile last week. It lasted for two hours, and I got no sticker.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

They love those stickers, don't they?

I've pretty much given up on keeping things tidy around here. It's a lost cause I tell ya! :P

AMY said...

I don't remember you being tidy of not, but I definitely don't remember you being that good either. :)

I need more pics of little Lily!

Vashey Fam said...

I plan on stickers being in Wyatt's stocking. Maybe it will help with potty training. Congrats on your sweet little girl!

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